“Kenneth, you are pushing some buttons! Are you sure it’s worth the heat you’re getting to keep talking about a subject that makes people uncomfortable?” he asked
One of my most influential mentors used to tell me, “The truth when first presented is almost always rejected”. This is all the more true when you present to people ideas they’ve never even considered, and in our one dimensional Western world where everyone is told what to believe by only two schools of thought (the left and the right) it is not very difficult to present to people idea’s that they’ve never been exposed to in their thinking.
When it comes to the subject of single men and the problems revolving around this subset of society, it is not surprising that people have been sheltered from these ideas since it is more politically popular to talk about the weather or global economy.
The simple fact of the matter is that as 20th century society moved toward addressing various injustices regarding women, somehow in the fray we all but ignored single men;
—) Single men are more unemployed than single women
—) Single men graduate high school and college at much lower rates then single women
—) Single men earn much less than single women
—) Single men are more likely to smoke dope than read one book a year
—) Single men are much poorer when it comes to verbal communication skills than single women
It seems like the Western World isn’t able to think and chew at the same time. It was a good thing to open the doors of education to women, but why did we have to all but ignore single men for the past two generations in doing so?
Commonsense tells us that single men are the most likely group to commit a crime; so why would we want them to be the least employed subset of our society?
Commonsense tells us that single men are horny jack rabbits when it comes to their sexual drives, so why wouldn’t we want to make sure that this subset of culture is considered at great depth when it comes to education, culture and society?
Don’t we realize that if we continue to allow single men to become more and more frustrated in the job market, in the sexual relationship market, and in other areas, that this is the most likely subset of culture to turn to a life of crime?
Look at what is going on throughout Europe and the United States; frustrated young men are joining the most evil organization known to humanity. Single men are leaving the United Kingdom, the United States and other Western countries to join a terror group in the Middle East that chops peoples heads off.
Look at what is going on in our inner cities where single men are unemployed at staggering rates. Look at the percentage of crimes committed against women in urban areas where single men have been failed by the schools, the churches, and the vocational world.
When you fail single men…..you push them away from civility and toward un-civility…..single men who are already trying to learn how to reign in their sexual urges, when society turns a blind eye to them, it leads to the phenomena we are seeing play out in every urban area across the Western World.
If you want to see what happens when you totally destroy a single man’s hopes and dreams; just look at what so many single men who were born in the Middle East are doing with their lives. Born in a world where war has ravaged their land and destroyed their societies, single men in the Middle East have become enraged and joined in the senseless fighting that has been going on in their land for as long as we can remember.
When you fail single men it has disastrous consequences.
For every woman like Mary I of England (Bloody Mary), there are many more single men who move toward a life of un-civility when they feel that their hopes and dreams have been squashed.
Too many single men now believe that “book learning” is for girls. When you look at the number of books the average woman reads versus the average single man, the statistics are shocking.
Until we as a society realize that we have failed single men exponentially, I fear that there is worse to come……
Just a few thoughts as I sipped my coffee.
On March 15th by debut novel The Culture will be released, stay tuned!
Categories: Culture & Society